The basic requirement is a good Honours degree in an appropriate discipline (for example, Engineering, Sciences, Geography or Mathematics), and evidence of adequate knowledge of the English language. However, the entrance qualifications vary, as practical experience may be an important consideration.
Months of entry
- Physical, chemical and mechanical properties of soils and rocks; ground investigation; field and laboratory testing
- Engineering geology
- Analysis, design and construction of foundations, retaining walls, embankments and slopes including methods of ground reinforcement and improvement.
- Managerial skills for the construction industry, including law, project and financial management
The programme consists of taught modules (lectures, seminars, laboratory classes, design exercises and workshops), site visits and a research project. External lectures are provided by experts and leaders from industry to supplement the key academic parts of the programme.
The syllabus includes:
- Engineering geology
- Soil mechanics
- Laboratory testing
- Foundation engineering
- Slope stability
- Retaining structures
- Earthquake engineering
- Ground improvement
- Environmental geotechnics and waste management
- Underground construction
- Financial and risk management
- Law, contract procedures, and investment appraisal
- Information of programme structure and content
Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays
If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk
Information for international students
International students can find further details of scholarships at www.international.bham.ac.uk/scholarships.htm A good standard of English is required, and the University accepts TOEFL with a minimum overall score of 237/580, TWE 4, and IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||50|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||15|
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Enquiry Service
- 0121 414 5005